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Are We Dumber Than Rocks?

Dw.cdrA couple of decades ago (has it been 20 years already, really?) we were talking about the Information Highway. Our efforts to initiate websites promoting real estate and auctions kicked off in 1996. Back then, who’d have thought we’d have smart phones with Google maps and all sorts of apps for virtually anything at our fingertips.

Back then I never thought I’d spend so much time behind a keyboard. Or

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Just Too Good to be True

This news about Gallatin’s water treatment plant is a bitter pill to swallow. It seems incredulous that the “professional” engineers who planned the project missed cost projections so badly that the improvement project might be scrapped.

Not many businesses I know can miss a price by 30% and keep in business. But then, that’s the racket that engineering firms play in the way of public work projects. They get paid

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The Thing About Boundaries

There’s something to be said about setting boundaries. Usually, as soon as they’re set, they’re broken. Drive the speed limit at 70 mph on the interstate and count the vehicles that pass you. Sometimes you get away with speeding; sometimes there are fatal consequences.

Once upon a time student councils in many high schools were pestering administrators to allow vending machines in the hallways and commons areas. Eventually, after that

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Risks and the Value of Consequences

Every town has a “Killer Hill.”

Just ask around. Start with some 10-year-olds. Not the kind that keep their noses glued to the tube or their fingers on some joystick. Nope, ask the kids that measure a good snow by the sledding. These are the ones that know the thrills of a Killer Hill.

Dw.cdrRisks offer some of life’s best lessons. I wouldn’t trade anything for the spills I endured

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A Bulldog Portrait

It has been argued that this community values longevity over excellence. But some special times the two merge into one. That’s the sum of Rick Lin’s tenure as teacher and coach at Gallatin R-5 Schools.

Dw.cdrSenior Night in the Bulldogs’ gymnasium was special last night. Tradition correctly spotlights senior athletes and cheerleaders and their parents during the last home game of the season. That beat goes on and on, but

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Industrial Park

Danny Heldenbrand would be very interested.

The late Daviess County native, who served 18 years as a county commissioner, was interested in all things Daviess County. He was a GHS alum who took pride in farming and helping people before he suddenly passed away from a heart attack in 2011. Danny understood how many times when you take the initiative and propose something, the initial “good ‘nuf” can actually evolve

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Just Say ‘No’ to Mr. Kroenke

You could see this coming.

I believe “blackmail” is the appropriate word. There’s a power play underway to squeeze more of our tax dollars to benefit the already wealthy.

Billionaire Stan Kroenke, who owns the St. Louis Rams professional football team, announced a partnership to put a privately financed, 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles area if voters there approve.

Dw.cdrThis stadium is part of plans to develop a 238-acre

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Remembering Dizzy

With windchill temperatures dipping below zero, it may seem odd to talk about baseball. But that’s one of the sport’s strengths – the promise of spring while in the grip of fierce winter. Another compelling thing about baseball is its history, woven into the fabric of our society.

Dizzy.

Dw.cdrWith this one word, you immediately travel back decades in time, at least for Cardinals baseball fans.

Dizzy Dean stands among

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Before Making Up Your Mind…

Dw.cdrBefore you make up your mind about the City of Gallatin taking control of the cupola and adjacent building on the east side of the business square, there is much to consider.

The catalyst for ownership change was private business.

The idea for city controlling the cupola building originated with Dean Hales. But, really, every owner with property on the square has a vested interest. When buildings are abandoned, the

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